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Environment Secretary highlights shooting’s conservation benefits

Environment Secretary George Eustice MP praised the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) for its role in protecting the British countryside during the Conservative Conference in Manchester.   Speaking at a rural reception hosted by BASC and the Angling Trust, Mr Eustice highlighted the conservation that takes place as a direct result of shooting…. Read more »

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‘Red-herring’ firearms survey still requires responses, says BASC

BASC is asking members and the wider shooting community to respond to a firearms licensing survey, despite describing it as a ‘red-herring’. The survey, coordinated by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) on the back of the Plymouth shooting incident, is seeking views on firearms licensing in England and Wales. Questions within the… Read more »

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David Cameron's leader's speech will be the highlight of the Tory conference
Tories set to win conference war, poll suggests

The Conservatives are set to gain the most from this year’s party conferences, a politics.co.uk poll suggests, as Tory delegates converge on Birmingham today. Nearly three-quarters of respondents said the Conservatives would emerge as the biggest winners from this year’s conferences. Fourteen per cent said the same of the Liberal Democrats after their ‘make it… Read more »

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Brown backs Bush's $700bn bailout plan
Brown backs Bush’s $700bn bailout plan

A proposed $700 billion (£380 billion) US government plan to rescue troubled financial institutions has the UK’s support, according to prime minister Gordon Brown. Mr Brown held a 90-minute meeting with US president George Bush today in which they discussed the problems in the global economy as well as foreign policy in Afghanistan and Iraq…. Read more »